The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Technical Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architect
Rank 95 102 88
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 21 7 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.78% 0.31% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.33% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 11
Average daily rate
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£488 £475 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +30.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £420 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £500 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £44.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-24.43% -7.36%
Technical Architect
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2525 2102 1953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.29% 92.93% 94.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1381 1024 1025
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 60 53
Average hourly rate £25.50 £15.97 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.67% -3.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

Technical Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architect in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Architect across the Scotland region.

Technical Architect Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architect across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Technical Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Technical Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architect across the Scotland region.

Technical Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Technical Architect
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Architect within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +1 13 £488 +2.63% 1
Glasgow +4 6 £575 +21.05% 1
Technical Architect
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Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Technical Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Technical Architect in their job title.

1 28 (47.46%) Java
2 21 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (32.20%) MongoDB
3 19 (32.20%) NoSQL
4 17 (28.81%) Ruby
5 16 (27.12%) Ruby on Rails
5 16 (27.12%) Django
5 16 (27.12%) Scala
5 16 (27.12%) MySQL
6 15 (25.42%) Finance
7 14 (23.73%) Software Architecture
8 13 (22.03%) Mentoring
9 11 (18.64%) Technical Architecture
10 10 (16.95%) TDD
10 10 (16.95%) Kanban
10 10 (16.95%) Scrum
10 10 (16.95%) Oracle
10 10 (16.95%) User Experience
10 10 (16.95%) Line Management
11 8 (13.56%) Play Framework
11 8 (13.56%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (13.56%) REST
11 8 (13.56%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (11.86%) Configuration Management
12 7 (11.86%) Product Management
12 7 (11.86%) User Stories
13 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
13 6 (10.17%) Oracle Forms
14 5 (8.47%) Banking
14 5 (8.47%) TOGAF

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Technical Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Technical Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.39%) SAS
1 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.69%) FileNet
2 1 (1.69%) CMS
2 1 (1.69%) JBoss
2 1 (1.69%) IIS
2 1 (1.69%) Apache
2 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Office 365
2 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) SAN
2 1 (1.69%) LAN
2 1 (1.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (32.20%) MongoDB
1 19 (32.20%) NoSQL
2 16 (27.12%) MySQL
3 8 (13.56%) Apache Cassandra
3 8 (13.56%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.39%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (3.39%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (3.39%) Essbase
5 1 (1.69%) Informix
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (8.47%) Maven
3 3 (5.08%) Ant
3 3 (5.08%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.39%) Grunt
4 2 (3.39%) Bower
4 2 (3.39%) JIRA
4 2 (3.39%) JUnit
5 1 (1.69%) Eclipse
General
1 15 (25.42%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Banking
3 3 (5.08%) Retail
3 3 (5.08%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (27.12%) Ruby on Rails
1 16 (27.12%) Django
2 8 (13.56%) Play Framework
2 8 (13.56%) REST
3 4 (6.78%) Spring
4 3 (5.08%) XML
5 2 (3.39%) Sass
5 2 (3.39%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.39%) CSS3
5 2 (3.39%) HTML5
5 2 (3.39%) HTML
5 2 (3.39%) CSS
5 2 (3.39%) Middleware
5 2 (3.39%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.69%) SOAP
6 1 (1.69%) Web Services
6 1 (1.69%) .NET
6 1 (1.69%) J2EE
6 1 (1.69%) Drools
6 1 (1.69%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) User Experience
2 3 (5.08%) Mainframe
2 3 (5.08%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.69%) Clustering
3 1 (1.69%) Open Source
3 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.78%) Windows
2 3 (5.08%) UNIX
3 2 (3.39%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.39%) AIX
4 1 (1.69%) HPUX
4 1 (1.69%) Solaris
4 1 (1.69%) Linux
4 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (23.73%) Software Architecture
3 13 (22.03%) Mentoring
4 11 (18.64%) Technical Architecture
5 10 (16.95%) TDD
5 10 (16.95%) Kanban
5 10 (16.95%) Scrum
5 10 (16.95%) Line Management
6 7 (11.86%) Configuration Management
6 7 (11.86%) Product Management
6 7 (11.86%) User Stories
7 5 (8.47%) TOGAF
8 3 (5.08%) Migration
8 3 (5.08%) SOA
8 3 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (5.08%) Zachman Framework
9 2 (3.39%) DevOps
9 2 (3.39%) Web Development
9 2 (3.39%) Information Architecture
9 2 (3.39%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 28 (47.46%) Java
2 17 (28.81%) Ruby
3 16 (27.12%) Scala
4 3 (5.08%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.08%) SQL
5 1 (1.69%) MUMPS
5 1 (1.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (16.95%) Oracle
2 4 (6.78%) VMware
3 3 (5.08%) IBM
3 3 (5.08%) Guidewire
4 2 (3.39%) Altiris
4 2 (3.39%) LANDesk
4 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.69%) Hitachi
5 1 (1.69%) Informatica
5 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.69%) HP
5 1 (1.69%) Dell
5 1 (1.69%) F5